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Strike Hard, Strike Fast.....A Review Deserves No Mercy,
This review is from: The Karate Kid 1-4 Box Set [DVD]  (DVD)
The karate kid, this movie is a classic and the story all begin's with a boy, namely daniel larusso who lived in new jersey, rasita with his mom lucille larusso. When her husband died of unknown causes her and son move to Los angeles, where daniel starts to encounter problems fitting into school and dealing with a group of bullies who go by the names of tommy, jimmy, bobby, dutch and johnny who formed together go by the name of the cobra kai's, who are all best friend's and do karate together at the cobra kai dojo taught by the legendary sensai john kreese and take a disliking to daniel and from there bully him on a daily basis until one night an old man "mr. miyagi" who happens to be the apartment maintenance man saves daniel from a brutal confrontation. After saving daniel, mr. miyagi then teaches daniel the fundamentals of karate and that pretty much sets the tone for the first movie.
Karate kid part 2, practically picks of immediately where the original left off and starts of after the tournament, as the story progress mr. miyagi receives sad news of his father's death and leaves america to okinawa, japan where daniel learns the history of karate where unfortunately both daniel and miyagi encounter new rivals.
Karate kid part 3, well it kinda goes back to the original formula where daniel is still the all valley champion and has captured the eyes of an business man terry silver who seeks to get revenge on both daniel and mr. miyagi for what he believes have become the ruin of sensai john kreese's life and enlists the help of a new karate contender mike barnes.
Karate Kid part 4 - the next karate kid, sees the departure of daniel larusso and a new story emerge as a new girl named julie pierce goes to a new school and encounters many problems with the outside world all around her as well as being anti social. Julie pierce soon starts attracting the attention of 2 boys, one of which is nice who want's to get know her and the other who acts like an ass and shows nothing but brawn to get her attention which later becomes lethal.
Overall review, the karate kid movies from part 1-2 are quite solid and sets the tone for the whole karate kid franchise with daniel learning the basics and then in the sequel learn it's history which was great but sadly seemed to have drop the ball by the 3rd movie but still however gives an important lesson which was to keep a cool head under pressure and learn to pick your battles however by the time of the 4th movie my estimates was that the karate kid hype was already over. The karate kid part 4 was pretty much more or less a stand alone movie even though it had mr. miyagi in it. It also didn't coarse in terms of the story line and pretty much was unbelievable [cringe worthy] at times like julie having to fight with a man practically stronger than her in the final scene.
The karate kid box set would be an excellent product to own for yourself or the family it's good for people of all ages and is definitely a timeless classic that will never get out of style.